Mormon no more: Tabernacle Choir renamed in big church shift

SALT LAKE CITY – The world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir will be singing the same tune but under a new name. The choir was renamed Friday to strip out the word Mormon in a move aimed at ending...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope opens youth meeting as sex abuse survivors stage sit-in

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis urged Catholic bishops to dream of a future free of the mistakes of the past as he opened a global church leadership meeting Wednesday amid renewed outrage over the...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Sex abuse scandal: Pope seeks prayers to fight ‘devil’

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis asked Saturday for daily prayers to protect the Catholic Church from what he says are “attacks by the devil,” in his latest response to the clerical sex abuse and...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope defrocks Chilean priest at center of abuse scandal

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has defrocked a Chilean priest who was a central character in the global sex abuse scandal rocking his papacy, invoking his “supreme” authority to stiffen an earlier...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Catholic faithful demand change after sex abuse scandals

MINNEAPOLIS – The day after a grand jury report revealed that Roman Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children over decades, Adrienne Alexander went to Mass at a Chicago...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope: Priestly abuse scandals driving Catholic faithful away

TALLINN, Estonia – Pope Francis conceded Tuesday that priestly sex abuse scandals are outraging the Catholic faithful and driving them away, and said the church must change its ways if it wants to...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

NEW DELHI – India’s government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Mastery of time topic of free talk at library

The First Church of Christ Scientist of Durango will host a free talk about how to live in the timeless, constant present of the spiritual now from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Durango Public Library,...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Marriott to put Bible, Book of Mormon in 300,000 rooms

Sheraton, Westin and other Starwood hotels are finding their religion. Marriott International, which bought Starwood two years ago, has begun putting copies of the Bible and the Book of Mormon in...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

First United Methodist Church to hold potluck

The First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive, will hold its Connect BBQ Potluck on Saturday after its 5:30 p.m. service. The Connect Team and Children & Family Ministry will provide burgers,...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope’s popularity is plummeting in the U.S. after sexual abuse scandals

Pope Francis’s once-overwhelming popularity in the U.S. has taken a major hit since a new report on sexual abuse was released in August, according to two new polls. A Gallup poll released Tuesday...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Report links half of Dutch cardinals and bishops to abuse

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – A media report linking half of the cardinals and bishops who served in the Netherlands between 1945 and 2010 to abuse cases has drawn the country’s Catholic Church into the...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

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